Taylor and Marshall v. Beckham
178 U.S. 610 (1900)

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Taylor and Marshall v. Beckham , 178 U.S. 610 (1900)

Taylor and Marshall v. Beckham (No. 2)

No. 604

Argued April 30, May 1, 1900

Decided May 21, 1900

178 U.S. 610

ERROR TO THE COURT OF APPEALS

OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY

Syllabus

It results from the conclusions announced in No. 603, ante,178 U. S. 548, that the writ of error in this case must be dismissed.

The facts affecting this case are stated in Taylor and.Marshall v. Beckham (No 1), ante,178 U. S. 548. It was argued with that case, and by the same counsel.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER:

These were suits in equity brought by Taylor and Marshall against Beckham, and one Carter, asserting himself to be the president pro tempore of the Senate of Kentucky, with the right to preside over that body though Marshall was present, in which complainants prayed for injunctions restraining defendants from interfering with complainants in their offices. These suits were heard with the case of Beckham v. Taylor and Marshall, just decided. When the Circuit Court of Jefferson County reached the conclusion that Beckham was entitled to the office of Governor and entered judgment of ouster, it dismissed the suits. From the decrees appeals were taken to the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, where they were affirmed, and thereafter a writ of error from this Court was allowed. It results from the conclusions announced in the preceding case that the writ of error must be dismissed, and it is so ordered.

MR. JUSTICE McKENNA concurs in the result.

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